Interview with Colonel Floyd Mann
QUESTION 38
INTERVIEWER:

JUST BEGIN TO TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT GOVERNOR PATTERSON'S POSITION.

Col. Floyd Mann:

Well, Governor Patterson at that time was in a, in my opinion a terrible political situation because uh, the very people who had so actively supported him strongly and openly were some of the people that was uh, really uh, very critical of these people coming into Alabama, the freedom riders, so I felt like that uh in all probability, Governor Patterson was in a situation whereby, that uh, he had rather not make a commitment to the Government, in view of the situation he was in in Alabama.